CM Murad clarifies funds allocation for car procurement

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Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Monday clarified that the province had allotted one of many lowest funds for car procurement within the funds 2020-21, offering statistics that Sindh was solely behind Balochistan in spending on vehicles within the final 4 years.

Speaking in Geo News’ programme “Capital Talk”, CM Shah mentioned: “During the [budget] session someone claimed that despite keeping such a small fraction of the budget for development, Sindh government has allocated Rs3.5 billion for vehicles.”

He continued saying the Chief Justice took discover of the declare and in his remarks, he mentioned that the Sindh authorities had not put aside enough quantity for growth, particularly for Karachi and on prime of that they have been busy procuring vehicles.

“What surprised me was that the attorney generals of all the other provinces present there categorically denied that they were in process of purchasing cars,” he mentioned.

Providing particulars of the procured autos, he mentioned: “Sindh has purchased cars worth Rs7.5 billion in the last four years, on the other hand, Punjab has bought vehicles worth Rs16 billion, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rs7.8 billion, Balochistan Rs5.3 billion, and the federal government has brought Rs23 billion worth of vehicles in the last four years.”

CM Shah clarifying that each one different provinces have allotted funds for autos on this yr’s funds, and never solely Sindh, mentioned: “Punjab has kept Rs1.8 billion this year and Rs2.7 billion was apportioned the last year, however, they spent Rs3.4 billion —beyond the set amount.”

Meanwhile, he mentioned that Sindh had procured autos value Rs429 million whereas having allotted Rs2.5 billion in final June.

“KP had bought vehicles amounting to Rs2.5 billion when their budget was of Rs624 million and now they have kept aside 192.5 million,” he mentioned, including: “Balochistan has allocated Rs4.8 billion, and the federal government has set aside Rs3.1 billion.”

So, the Supreme Court took discover of the problem based mostly on the misstatements and sought a reply from the Sindh authorities which it’s going to submit, he added.